As a patient, you are entitled to a level of care that is consistent with industry standards. This does not mean that anytime a medical procedure or treatment is unsuccessful or produces unfavorable results that you have been the victim of malpractice. However, when you sustain an injury that could have been avoided if the accepted standard of care had been followed, you may be entitled to compensation for damages.
The best way to learn if you have a Connecticut medical malpractice claim is by discussing your case with one of our attorneys. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of medical negligence, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Leading causes of medical malpractice claims in Connecticut include:
- Birth injury
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Emergency room errors
- Surgical errors
- Pharmaceutical and medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
In some instances, a medical malpractice claim may revolve around a specific healthcare provider’s negligence, but others may involve hospital errors or involve multiple parties.
Filing Your Claim
In the state of Connecticut you have two years from the date a medical malpractice injury is discovered to file a lawsuit. However, under Connecticut’s statute of repose, victims of malpractice cannot file a claim after three years of the initial injury regardless of when it was discovered. The exception to this law is when medical malpractice is fraudulently denied or covered up by the healthcare provider, an element that can add further complexities to your case.
Medical malpractice cases are infamously difficult to prove and even more difficult to win. This is why it is essential that you contact a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to investigate your claim and help you get the compensation you deserve.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys, please contact us today. We have offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford, Connecticut, but can come to you if your injury has made travel difficult.